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Man At Arms: Art Of War - Ep5, New World Warriors

Last night on the El Rey Network, Danny Trejo hosted a new episode of ″Man At Arms: Art Of War″. This week′s edition was entitled, ″New World Warriors″. Yes, time to look at how the Aztec Indians fought. There was actually a news item about a discovery made at an Aztec site. Archeologists found a pile of some 650 human skulls, believed to be those of women and children. Similar piles have been found in the past, usually considered to be those of males. So, it would seem that the Aztecs were a tad more brutal and bloodthirsty than previously thought. Trejo and his team of craftsmen will undertake the construction and testing of two Aztec weapons, the atlatl and the macuahuitl.

 

 

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Man At Arms: Art Of War - Episode 3, African War Blades

If you are going through ″Forged In Fire″ withdrawal as I am, last night we had some relief on the El Rey Network. Another new episode of ″Man At Arms: Art Of War″ aired, hosted by Danny Trejo. This week his team of blacksmiths, artisans and martial arts experts looked at African war blades. Two in particular, the Za, also known by many other names, including the Hunga Munga, and the curved sword, the Shotel. ″Forged In Fire″ fans will recall these two weapons. The Za is a multi-bladed throwing weapon, also used by executioners. The Shotel is a rather nice sword, especially designed for attacking enemies equipped with a wide shield.

 

 

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Man At Arms: Art Of War - Episode 2, Weapons Of The Gods

Danny Trejo and his friends took us to ancient India in last night′s Episode 2 of ″Man At Arms: Art Of War″ on the El Rey Network. India has a long and bloody history of warfare going back thousands of years. Their own styles of martial arts often incorporates yoga forms. Their weapons are often designed for intimidation more so than for practicality on a battlefield, and can be seen in ′Ballywood′ films like ″Magadheera″ from 2009. Trejo and his team of experts focus on two such weapons. The three-bladed dagger known as the Haladie, and the flexible, ′belt sword′, the Urumi. The Urumi is like a razor-sharp, metallic whip, 30 inches or more in length. Some hilts of this weapon held up to 32 separate ′blades′ of deadly steel.

 

 

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Premiere Episode of 'Man at Arms: Art of War'

Last night on the El Rey Network we had the series premiere of ″Man at Arms: Art of War″, hosted by Danny Trejo. The first episode was ″Weapons of Kung Fu″. The series is somewhat of a knock-off from the wildly successful History Channel series, ″Forged In Fire″. That program features 4 real-life blacksmiths who compete in a weapons making competition to win a $10,000 prize. ″Man at Arms″ however, goes into more detail about specific weapons, from their construction and their use. Produced by Robert Rodriguez, the movie director of films like ″Machete″ and the ″Grindhouse″ flicks, we have assembled a crew of experts to build and demonstrate weapons made famous in popular culture. Let us meet our experts and see how they build and use two famous Kung Fu weapons, the Ji and the Wind & Fire blades, or wheels.

 

 

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